Flexible Triboelectric Generator
Advanced Materials

Triboelectricity to power your watch

Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers, reporting in the journal ACS Nano, have developed a light-weight, […]

fight friction with plasma
General Topics

Fight friction with plasma

For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way […]

Tohoku_earthquake
General Topics

No Friction – Bad Earthquake

It is a common trope in disaster movies: an earthquake strikes, causing the ground to rip open and swallow people and cars whole. The gaping earth might make for cinematic drama, but earthquake scientists have […]

repellant_surface
Advanced Materials

Wear Resistant Self Healing Hydrophobic Coatings

[embedded content] Unbreakable: Water-Repellent Coating | MSE Anish Tuteja Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and his research group have created a self-healing, water-repellent […]